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WSK Super Cup by MINI, La Conca: Final – Another monologue signed by a flawless Iacopo Martinese
Mattia Livraghi
03 September 2022

[translated with Google]

Tyres: Vega

  • Iacopo Martinese (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) seems to fly into another dimension on the La Conca circuit. After having imposed himself also in his last heat, the fresh champion of the WSK Euro Series is relegated to fifth place by a five-second penalty due to the nose being in the wrong position. The young Italian still starts from pole in Prefinal B and dominates with a lot of fast lap, earning the start from the first place on the grid for the final. The final race of the weekend is thus transformed into another solo by Martinese, who immediately accumulates an excellent margin over his rivals thanks to an impeccable shot and passes undisturbed under the checkered flag with almost six seconds ahead of his direct pursuer. The Babyrace Driver Academy driver puts the icing on the cake at a first edition of the WSK Super Cup by MINI which began with an 18th place in qualifying, thanks to an ineffective strategy, and takes home the second consecutive WSK title after winning the WSK Euro Series just over a month ago in Sarno.

  • After having inherited the victory of his last heat from Martinese and having finished the Prefinal B in second position, Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME) climbs on the second step of the podium. The driver of the Alonso Kart by Kidix team excellently manages the start from the outside of the first row and, at the end of a solitary race, defends himself in an exemplary way from the attacks of an attacking Christian costoya (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing). Hoogendorn thus confirms itself as an absolute protagonist of the category and expresses its maturity.

  • Another protagonist of the category such as Christian Costya climbs on the third step of the podium. After triumphing in his last heat and being the first driver to beat Filippo Sala (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) over the course of the weekend, the WSK Champions Cup winner accuses a slightly complicated start from fifth on the grid and fatigue to find the ideal feeling with his tires. However, the standard bearer of the Parolin Motorsport team quickly got back on track and, thanks to a series of textbook overtakes surrounded by an extremely competitive pace, grabbed third place. The fresh runner-up of the WSK Euro Series stamps himself on the rear bumper of Hoogendorn on the penultimate lap, but the Alonso Kart by Kidix team rider masterfully protects himself and costoya must therefore be satisfied with the bronze medal.

  • Augustus Toniolo (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) also gives further proof of his abilities, closing the WSK Super Cup by MINI at the foot of the podium after having crossed the finish line of his last heat in second place. The driver of the Team Driver Racing Kart maintained his position until the middle of the race, but then he had to give in to the fury of costoya. The young Brazilian however makes explicit his happiness for this first unprecedented podium in a WSK series.

  • Instead, Filippo Sala ends the WSK Super Cup by MINI with a little bitter taste. After being beaten, for the first time during the weekend, by costoya in their last heat, the driver of Team Driver Racing Kart is forced to retire from Prefinal A, while occupying second place, due to the pinion breaking. The Italian driver thus finds himself shooting from the seventh position on the grid in the final and, despite being skilfully maneuvering in the brawl of the first laps, he appears less incisive than the performances shown in the heats. Sala closes in fifth place on a weekend that started under the best auspices.

  • Roman Kamyab (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), sixth, Ilie Tristan Crisan (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), seventh and second also in his last heat, and Oliver Palocko (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), eighth after winning an extremely excited Prefinal A thanks to an extraordinary recovery of 12 positions, complete the weekend on a positive note and recover positions from the start.

  • Also Iskender Zulfikari (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME), ninth after gaining third place in Prefinal B, and Jack Iliffe (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), tenth and author of the quick ride. The standard bearer of the Parolin Motorsport team thus concludes a weekend that began with a qualifying that had not seen him score even a timed lap and precedes a comeback trio formed by teammate Bruno Gryc (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing), 11th, Paolo Tizzano (DK Racing - Parolin - IAME), 12th, and Louis Cochet (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), 13th.

  • On the other hand, Oleksandr Legenkyi (Team Driver Racing Kart - KR - IAME) lost positions, 14th after crossing the finish line of Prefinal A in second position, and Gianmatteo Rousseau (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), 15th after having obtained the third place in his last heat. The Alonso Kart by Kidix team rider precedes the poleman of the last round of the WSK Euro Series in Sarno Filippo Pancotti (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME), who recovers six positions from the start after closing Prefinal B in 19th placed following a contact.

  • It is a final characterized by some hitches, however, for Friday's poleman Ludovico Busso (DR - DR - TM Racing), 29th after winning third place in his last heat, Michael McGaughy (Parolin Motorsport - Parolin - TM Racing) , 30th, the son of art Keelan Harvick (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), 31st, and Arjen Kraeling (Alonso Kart by Kidix - Alonso Kart - IAME), 32nd after taking third place in the Prefinal A.

  • Other WSK Super Cup by MINI protagonists are forced to retire such as Jan Stencel (DR - DR - TM Racing), Gaspar Benett (IPK Official Racing Team - IPK - TM Racing) after dominating his last heat and Vladimir Ivannikov (Gamoto - EKS - TM Racing) after finishing his last heat in third position, while Riven Esteves (Babyrace Driver Academy - Parolin - IAME) is missing.


©Photo: Giovanni Cuna / WSK

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